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East Lake

July 17 - July 19

JULY 17-19, 2020
The Joint Rogue Flyfishers and Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, East Lake Outing is happening. There have been a couple of adjustments made to the normal itinerary due to the Covid 19 restrictions. Out of an abundance of caution, the Potluck BBQ, normally held on Saturday night and the Breakfast Burrito Event that morning, have been cancelled.
There will however, be chances to socialize and get together. Your Hosts, Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle are camping in space 29. Space 29 is a short distance south of the main boat ramp in Cinder Hill Campground. We will be arriving a couple of days before the start of the Outing and hopefully we’ll have the fishing situation dialed in by the time most of you arrive. Feel free to stop by anytime, get the latest fishing information and say hi.
For those of you that didn’t or weren’t able to reserve a campsite, there is approximately 35 “First Come, First Served” sites available in Cinder Hill Campground. Last year during our outing there were numerous sites available. Get there early and scope it out.
In years past, indicator tactics have been very effective using chironomid patters in sizes 14 thru 18 in a variety of colors focused on blacks and reds. Small nymphs in sizes 14 thru 18 such as Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ears also have worked very well as do small Balanced Leeches in black or brown
For those who prefer to strip or wind drift, small Leech patterns and Wolly Buggers sizes 10 thru 14 in blacks, browns and olives can be effective. Calibaetis, nymph patterns slow stripped on a floating line will often times produce very well.
For the dry fly fisherman, East Lake can offer incredible surface action during the prolific Calibaetis Mayfly hatches. Any representative pattern in the appropriate color and profile in sizes 14 thru 16 should work well.
For additional information regarding fishing and tactics, the East Lake Resort website, has very good information about the fishing at Fly and Field Outfitters also has great information on the fishing reports link found on their website at The information is updated regularly and it includes not only what’s happening fishing wise but also includes a list of effective fly patterns and tactics.
So, come on out! We’re looking forward to a great time!


July 17
July 19
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